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The autumn edition of our Voice newsletter is now available. In this edition we take a look at the impact of burglary and robbery on our lives. Such incidents can have a huge impact on our lives, be it our home or our place of......

The latest edition of our Voice newsletter is available now. This edition focuses on the tragic reality of summer on our roads – the impact of road accidents.  A single accident can affect the lives of so many people – friends, families, loved ones, witnesses,......

The latest edition of our Voice newsletter is available now.  This edition focuses on supporting victims of sexual harm.  It’s difficult to say exactly what the level of sexual harm is here in New Zealand given that the majority of sexual harm crimes go unreported,......

The 2017 lottery sales are now closed.  The draw is on 24 November 2017. All winners will be notified by telephone, and results published on this website and the New Zealand Herald on 30 November 2017. Thank you to everyone who has supported the lottery......

The latest edition of our Voice newsletter is available now.  This edition once again marks the 30 years since Victim Support was first established, and talks to 19 year veteran Barbara, about her experiences as a Victim Support volunteer.  We’re very grateful to Ann for......

Some of us might still be waiting for summer – but our Autumn issue of our Voice newsletter is now online. Many of us have experienced the effects of natural disasters in recent times, and Victim Support has been supporting those that needed our help. ......

Take a look at our latest newsletter Voice.  Read about volunteer Tim Hawke and the work he’s doing in Canterbury on family violence.  There’s more about the work we’re doing in family violence – let’s break the cycle.  Read also about other wonderful volunteers, and......

Our last newsletter for 2016 is full of news and information about our work: 2016 Victim Support lottery – Driving in style, North Nelson Lions club road of approval, Judge speaks out and Victim Support Vision 2020.  Read the full article here...

Our last newsletter for 2016 is full of news and information about our work: Christchurch – 5 years on, 2016 Victim Support lottery, Support goes on across the world, 25 years of service, Training is Key and much more.  Read the full article here....

Good in the Hood is Z Energy’s community initiative to give back money to the communities where they have petrol stations.  Community groups were invited to submit an application and the station owners and staff went through them and then chose four community groups they......

2017 Victim Support Lottery Victim Support’s popular lottery is back!   he results for the lottery are: Thank you to all those who purchased tickets in the 2016 Victim Support Lottery. The results for the lottery are: 1st prize                Honda HRV-SPORT                                          90694                    Wanganui 2nd prize              ......

Victims Information recently upgraded its service to give people affected by crime quick and easy access to information about their rights, support services and the criminal justice system. The Service is a Ministry of Justice initiative and includes the new website and 24/7 helpline – 0800 650 654. Justice......

“This Paul Harris Award is given in recognition of Pam Smale’s significant contribution in many and varied ways over a long period of time to the community in which she lives.” (The Paul Harris Fellow Award is named for Paul Harris, who founded Rotary in......

In June our Contact Service took the first phone call on Victim Support’s new phone service.  The cloud-based system, that will receive around 7,000 a month, brings a multitude of service improvements: significantly quicker answering speeds utilising ‘call queues’ computer controlled phone which integrates with......

Victim Support is being introduced as part of a new storyline for one of Shortland Street’s core characters, Dayna Jenkins when she considers becoming a Victim Support volunteer Support Worker. We are very pleased to be part of Shortland Street’s storyline in 2015, albeit in......

The Victims’ Rights Act (VRA) 2002, that sets out the minimum standards for all those working with victims, was amended and came into force in December 2014. The changes have been made to  enhance the rights of all victims, particularly victims of serious crimes......

Victim Support has launched cloud-based software that will schedule volunteers based on their skill, location, and availability to ensure the most highly suited individual is able to provide a crisis response to meet victims’ needs. It is widely accepted that if victims of crime and......

In the past year we responded to: 30,864 people who are victims of serious crime or trauma 24,341 new incidents   Supporting: 1,512 people after a homicide 2,105 people after a suicide 1,515 people after a fatal motor crash...